(April 1965)

Archie, 1959 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
seven times a year in February, April, June, August, September, October, and December
On-sale date:
1965-02-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Series
Editing:
John Goldwater (editor); Richard Goldwater (managing editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["With my new formula I shall conquer the world!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Samm Schwartz (cartoon); Dan DeCarlo (border)
Inks:
Samm Schwartz (cartoon); ? (border)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Samm Schwartz (cartoon); ? (border)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clyde Didit

["Most magazines give you either brain pain or brain strain"] (Table of Contents)

Table of Nonsense / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Kresse
Inks:
Bill Kresse
Letters:
Bill Kresse

Synopsis:
Only Mad House gives its readers brain drain.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

["Sprocket, you'll have change in the other phone booth..."] (Table of Contents)

Bad Guy Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Kresse
Inks:
Bill Kresse
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Kresse

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket
Synopsis:
A villain tells Sprocket that this phone booth is reserved for super-villains.
Keywords:
hot foot; phone booth

The Digger (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
The Digger (origin); Inspector Blodgett
Synopsis:
A police inspector trails a criminal capable of burrowing through anything.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bank robber; oil well; scrapbook; sneezing powder; submarine sandwich

Hotel Hanky-Panky (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gladir
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A couple has to spend the night at the spooky Transylvania Hotel.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hotel; Transylvania

Indexer Notes

Script credit from reprint index.

Dr. Zodiac The Skull Scoundrel (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Zodiac (villain); Union of Super Heroes; Super Janitor; Super Detergent Man
Synopsis:
Dr. Zodiac invents a micro-electronic brain that turns any object into a slave that obeys his commands, but the plan backfires when his jukebox becomes a fan of the Beatles music it is playing and won't turn off.
Keywords:
candy machine; electronic brain; juke box; television

Indexer Notes

"Beetle" music from the jukebox has parodies of Beatles song lyrics.

The New Model! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Orlando Busino
Inks:
Orlando Busino ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Synopsis:
The new model robot is almost perfect. Almost.
Keywords:
robots

Dig This Crazy Offer! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie's Pals 'n' Gals / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["We super crime fighters have done such a good job..."] (Table of Contents)

Good Guy Section / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Kresse
Inks:
Bill Kresse
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Kresse

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Clyde Diddit
Synopsis:
The super-heroes have done such a good job of capturing villains, they're out of work.
Keywords:
unemployment; vagrancy

Robot Revenge (Table of Contents)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket; Dr. Neutron (villain)
Synopsis:
Dr. Neutron escapes from prison and builds robots to try to defeat Captain Sprocket.
Keywords:
dancing; phone booth; robots

Cool School (Table of Contents)

Captain Sprocket / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Captain Sprocket
Synopsis:
Captain Sprocket explains how he was able to graduate from Super High, the school for super heroes.
Keywords:
fire hydrant; high school; phone booth; report card; telescopic vision

Indexer Notes

Sprocket's diploma has "Elroy Z. Sprocket" on it.

Modernized (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Edwards
Inks:
Joe Edwards
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Edwards

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A swami folds his flying carpet into the shape of a paper airplane to get more speed.
Keywords:
flying carpet

Send a Dollar and Save 44¢ (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Brain Pain (Table of Contents)

Professor Transistor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Kresse
Inks:
Bill Kresse
Letters:
Bill Kresse

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Transistor
Synopsis:
Professor Transistor fixed an electronic brain by giving it a swift kick. The brain is not happy.
Keywords:
computer

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Swing into Spring with Betty and Veronica (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Betty and Veronica Spectacular / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["With my new formula I shall conquer the world!"]
  2. 1. ["Most magazines give you either brain pain or brain strain"]
    Table of Nonsense
  3. 2. ["Sprocket, you'll have change in the other phone booth..."]
    Bad Guy Section
  4. 3. The Digger
  5. 4. Hotel Hanky-Panky
  6. 5. Dr. Zodiac The Skull Scoundrel
  7. 6. The New Model!
  8. 7. Dig This Crazy Offer!
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals
  9. 8. ["We super crime fighters have done such a good job..."]
    Good Guy Section
  10. 9. Robot Revenge
    Captain Sprocket
  11. 10. Cool School
    Captain Sprocket
  12. 11. Modernized
  13. 12. Send a Dollar and Save 44¢
    Archie Comics
  14. 13. Brain Pain
    Professor Transistor
  15. 14. Swing into Spring with Betty and Veronica
    Betty and Veronica Spectacular
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